Michelle Obama's beef with school lunches
Reading the label, I saw that the contents [of the "beef crumbles"] were in fact “beef, vegetable protein, caramel color” along with a list of chemical flavorings and preservatives. It came from a company in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was supplemented with “USDA commodities.”The canned spaghetti sauce was made by Giovanni Food Co. in Liverpool, N.Y. It was not as red as the spaghetti sauce I am used to and I found the pale color a bit odd and off-putting. The label said it contained “tomato paste, dextrose/and or high fructose corn syrup, potato or corn starch.” Perhaps what it needed was more tomato.
The effort will be the first administrationwide initiative run by Mrs. Obama, aides said, and she intends to speak to a gathering of mayors about it next week. She also expects to get involved in the Congressional effort to reauthorize the federal school lunch program, and she did not rule out testifying on Capitol Hill.
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